Tenure-Track Nursing Instructor

  • Clark College
  • Vancouver, WA, United States
Full Time Academia Education Health Care Nurse Training

Job Description

Clark College is inviting applications for a full-time, tenure-track Nursing Faculty member. We seek a dedicated nurse educator who embraces collaboration and innovation to support student learning. The successful candidate will work within a team to teach a combination of didactic, clinical and lab courses. Course management duties include development and maintenance of curriculum and syllabi, use of an online learning management system, participation in faculty meetings, committee assignments as assigned, advising for 20-24 nursing students, holding regular office hours, and being present and available for collaborative work with team members. Department and college service work is expected with the position to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being student success and retention. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are expected to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. Start date is September 15, 2017.

Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in its programs and activities. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.

General Faculty Responsibilities

  • Renew skills and maintain currency in the discipline through involvement in professional development activities.
  • Teach assigned classes/labs incorporating documented course and program level outcomes.
  • Provide appropriate means to assess student progress and provide timely feedback.
  • Demonstrate respect for others.
  • Demonstrate ability to work with others to achieve educational goals.
  • Attend required department meetings and activities and serve on campus committees.
  • Use appropriate teaching methods that will relate to varying student learning styles.
  • Engage learners and facilitate student learning by employing active learning strategies.
  • Advise students, accurately and appropriately per department guidelines.
  • Effectively use computer applications for instruction and communication where appropriate.
  • Stay abreast of current instructional technology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the mission of the College, its student population, and educational goals
  • Engage in on-going curriculum review and development.
  • Participate in program review and outcomes assessment activities that impact student success.
  • Actively participate in program and college accreditation process.
  • Maintain vocational and/or professional certification, and obtain relevant industry certifications as needed.
  •  Collaborate with colleagues, local industry, advisory committees, and other educational partners.
  •  Enhance and support all forms of diversity on college campus.
  •  Demonstrate willingness and innovation in supporting student success and retention.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Nursing or will have obtained a master’s degree in Nursing prior to the start of fall quarter (September 2017).
  • Three full-time equivalent years of registered nursing experience.
  • Ability to teach in a variety of content areas which may include: Geriatrics, Public Health, Lifespan, Family-centered care, Medical-Surgical, Psych/Mental Health, Leadership and Management.
  • Active RN license in both Oregon and Washington.
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team in a dynamic college environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current experience in medical surgical nursing and/or community based healthcare.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of the Clark College community.
  • Experience using a variety of teaching and assessment techniques to enhance student success.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with curriculum development and teaching strategies to meet the needs of diverse student populations.

Salary Statement
Starting salary is $53,121 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $71,976. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.


Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application, including names and contact information of five professional references.
  • Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Current résumé
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
  • Responses to the following supplemental questions included in the online application

1. Describe your teaching philosophy and provide relevant examples of how your teaching philosophy supports student learning.
2. Describe strategies you would utilize to ensure your teaching is effective and students are succeeding.
3. What have you done or would you like to do to increase educational outreach to ethnically and culturally diverse students?
4. Describe your special area of interest in nursing. How do you keep current within your field of academic interest and clinical practice?
5. Describe your definition of power, privilege and inequity (PPI) and define how you would incorporate those principles into your teaching.

Please apply online bu clicking on the APPLY button.
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105
Application Deadline: Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., May 10, 2017 [EXTENDED DEADLINE]
Condition of employment:
Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.
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